Gear & Gizmos: Time for a spring clean

Get yourself and your possessions sparkling with these handy products and gadgets.

by Adam Gale
Last Updated: 29 Apr 2016

Waterpik Complete Care


Do you really have time to floss? It's a classic first-world dilemma. You're late for work, but you don't want to smell like you're maturing a wheel of camembert in your mouth. Thankfully there's a quicker and apparently 50% more effective solution. Run the Waterpik around your gums and between your teeth, and let its high-pressure water jets take care of the rest. Handy in the fight against halitosis, but it won't do much good if you don't lay off the pickled onions.

Rating 2/3

Cyber Clean Pot Keyboard Cleaner


'It helps me think,' you tell your colleagues peering over at the piles of papers strewn over your desk. But the dust that accumulates there can cause itchy eyes and runny noses. Your annual spring clean may leave your desk good as new, but what of your laptop? This handy putty safely extracts the dust and crumbs stuck between your keys, killing microbial nasties without leaving any sticky residue. Best to turn your machine off before use.

Rating 2/3

Nutribullet RX 


Your idiosyncratic dietary choices are playing havoc with your gut, but you don't have time for a week's detox on an idyllic Thai island. Try making your own superfood smoothies instead. This high-end blender will pulverise seeds, crack stems and shed skins from fruit and veg to give you a serious hit of raw nutrition. If you don't fancy drinking your five-a-day through a straw, it also creates hot soups. Who needs solid food anyway?

Rating 3/3

Swissvax Crystal Rock Car Wax


No, it's not a misprint. This extravagantly priced car wax comes from Paul Dalton, he of the £5,000 car wash. Buff up the chrome on your Volvo XC90 (below) with a waterproof, protective layer that lasts for up to a year. By volume, it's three-quarters pure Brazilian ivory carnauba, which leaves your paintwork with an unrivalled, luxuriant gloss. You even get a signed certificate from Dalton himself (try not to faint). If that's not value for money, I don't know what is.

Rating 1/3

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